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UNLV junior WR Devonte Boyd posted stellar results in Thursday's 63-13 win over Jackson State, catching four passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns.

Only four catches, but when three of them go for touchdowns, the lack of volume can be forgiven. Boyd hauled in a 56-yard touchdown pass just a minute into the game, then followed that up with a 32-yard score later that quarter. His third touchdown catch went for 30 yards in the second quarter and boosted UNLV to a 42-7 advantage. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has surpassed 900 yards receiving each of his first two seasons with the Rebels. Gimme victory against Jackson State out of the way, a road showdown with UCLA shows next on UNLV's schedule.
Sep 2 - 2:15 PM

UNLV coach Tony Sanchez says the quarterback competition between juniors Kurt Palandech and Johnny Stanton will extend into the season.

Palandech was starter Blake Decker's backup last year, but he ended up playing about just as much. Stanton is a former four-star Nebraska recruit who played at Saddleback College in California last year. "It’s one of those deals that if you need to let it play itself out and wait, then you wait. You don’t rush the decision, because the decision’s going to have a major impact on the season," said Sanchez. "I’ll be honest with you, as of today, both guys are going to play in Game 1. I think one guy’s going to be named the starter and he’ll start to get the majority of the reps. But you’re going to see whoever the No. 2 is at some point in the first half."
Source: SB Nation
Aug 29 - 5:12 PM

UNLV junior WR Kendal Keys will miss the 2016 season after undergoing surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.

Keys suffered the season-ending blow during practice earlier in the week. Said HC Tony Sanchez, "He’s a great player. You don’t have a lot of big 6-foot-4, 200-pound wide receivers. You miss him. Other guys are going to have to pick up the slack." A year ago, Keys registered 24 catches for 310 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Sophomore wideout Brandon Presley will start in his place. UNLV kicks off against Jackson State on Thursday.
Aug 28 - 1:48 PM

UNLV signed three-star 2016 DE Jamal Holloway.

Holloway was committed to Syracuse prior to National Signing Day, but was unable to attain admittance to the school due to one of the testing qualifications. He did eventually receive the necessary score, but that didn't come until the spring. The 6-foot-3, 204-pounder is predictably relieved to simply be starting into the next phase of his life, even if it will be coming in the desert rather than out on the East Coast. Said Holloway, "It’s a wonderful feeling just going through the recruiting process, how stressful it was trying to pick a school. And honestly, I think this is probably the best place for me."
Source: NJ.com
Aug 14 - 6:44 PM

UNLV coach Tony Sanchez says freshman WR Darren Woods Jr. "can be as good as anyone in this conference."

Sanchez has been praising Woods since the spring, when he said the freshman had the best workouts of any receiver. To put both sentiments into context, UNLV already boasts one of the nation's best receiving corps with Devonte Boyd and Kendal Keys. The 6-foot, 215-pounder was a three-star recruit.
Aug 11 - 7:15 PM

Only two scouts were on hand to witness UNLV S Peni Vea's domination of the program's Pro Day on Thursday.

While a billion scouts (approximate) were present during Ohio State's Pro Day just over a week ago, the Rebels saw just two on Thursday. And boy howdy, those two were treated to a show by Vea. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder ran 40-yard dashes of 4.40 and 4.48 seconds while registering a vertical jump of 41.5 inches. That vertical number tied the best NFL Scouting Combine jumps from February, as FSU DB Jalen Ramsey and UCLA RB Daniel Lasco both notched that same flight height. He wasn't invited to the Combine proper, nor any post-season contests like the Shrine Game. "I was a little surprised by [those snubs]," Vea said, "but that’s not my decision to make. I’ll prove it in stuff like [Thursday's Pro Day]. I just hope to land somewhere." Last season, he registered 80 tackles (3.0 for loss), a sack, an interception and a forced fumble.
Mar 19 - 6:54 PM

UNLV senior QB Blake Decker completed 13-of-19 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 49-35 loss to Colorado State.

Decker got his touchdowns out of the way early, hitting Kendal Keys for eight and nine-yard scores in the first quarter. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior's completing 58% of his passes for 1,443 yards with a 9/7 TD/INT ratio. While he does have four touchdown passes in his last two games, Decker's has been an otherwise quiet 2015 campaign through 10 contests completed. UNLV is just 3-7 this season.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:29:00 PM

UNLV senior QB Blake Decker (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's game against Hawaii.

It's his throwing shoulder, so Decker's status is completely up in the air and likely a pain-tolerance issue. Decker has been banged up all year with a variety of maladies. He completed 29-of-50 passes for 357 yards and two interceptions against Boise State last week.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 04:24:00 PM

UNLV still does not know who will start at quarterback Saturday at Michigan.

With senior QB Blake Decker (groin) questionable, the situation could come down to a gametime decision. Sophomore QB Kurt Palandech will start if Decker, but Dalton Sneed also may figure into the equation. Decker, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, threw for 2,886 yards with a 15/18 TD/INT ratio last year.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 07:57:00 PM

UNLV senior QB Blake Decker (groin) is questionable for Saturday's contest with Michigan.

Decker was initially thought to have injured his right hamstring in the first quarter of Saturday's 37-3 loss to UCLA, but the team's indicating that it's more of a groin issue than a hamstring one. Said HC Tony Sanchez, "He actually started practicing today. He did all the exhange drills and he threw the ball, so he will be suited up out there. Will he play or start? That's questionable right now, but he'll be available." Last season, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior threw for 2,886 yards with a 15/18 TD/INT ratio. Sophomore QB Kurt Palandech is currently listed at No. 1 on the depth chart and will start if Decker isn't ready to roll for Saturday's road showdown with Michigan. Palendech did not play well in relief duty versus the Bruins (completing just 4-of-15 passes while turning the ball over twice) and should not be trusted for DFS purposes against a tough Wolverine defense.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:08:00 PM

According to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, UNLV sophomore WR Devonte Boyd is a "Donald Driver clone."

Reuter cited Boyd's elusive nature and called him a "strong-handed receiver." His Driver comparison is apt, though the former Packer packs on about 20 more pounds than the 6-foot-1, 175-pound sophomore. Last season, Boyd caught 65 passes for 980 yards and four touchdowns. In the process, he set UNLV freshman records for receptions and receiving yards. The numbers are impressive, though scouts will probably be more comfortable with him if he's able to add some weight to that frame as his college career progresses.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 06:50:00 PM

UNLV sophomore WR Devonte Boyd "could stand to add some bulk, but he is athletic and has OK speed," according to NFL Media.

"Boyd was one of the best freshman receivers in the nation last season," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He showed a wise-beyond-his-years ability to get open last fall." The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Boyd had 65 receptions for 980 yards and four touchdowns last year, setting UNLV freshman records for receptions and receiving yards. Included in that star-making debut were six games with at least five catches and three with 100-plus yards.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 01:31:00 PM

Eagles signed UNLV WR Devante Davis.

Davis (6'3/220) was physically dominant in the Mountain West, parlaying 186 career catches into 2,785 yards (15.0 YPR) and 22 TDs. Davis would've reset the UNLV record books had he not missed five games with a wrist injury as a senior. Davis profiles similarly to Dwayne Bowe in his prime with 4.57 speed, a 35 1/2-inch vertical, and a 10-foot-1 broad jump. A top-notch ball tracker with sure hands, Davis has all the traits of a contributing NFL receiver with deceptive vertical ability. He is DFS aficionado Davis Mattek's favorite wideout in the 2015 class.
Sun, May 3, 2015 10:41:00 PM

Eagles signed UNLV G/T Brett Boyko.

Boyko (6'6/301) was a 41-game starter as the Rebels' blind-side protector, earning second-team All-Mountain West as a junior and senior. Short armed (32") with relatively small hands (9") considering his frame, Boyko is also a pedestrian mover, clocking a 5.60 forty in Indianapolis with an 8-foot-7 broad jump and painful 7.91 short shuttle time. Boyko is short on length, athleticism, and strength. He's going to have a tough time in the pros.
Sun, May 3, 2015 04:46:00 PM

UNLV and former Washington DL Josh Shirley recently visited the Seahawks.

The Seahawks seems to be searching for day three options along the defensive line, or at least prospects others evaluate in that range. Shirley tested in the 66th percentile for athleticism among NFL edge rushers, something Seattle looks for at the position.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 09:46:00 AM


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